Did you know that the average teacher spends $500 out of pocket on school supplies each year? Members at NTFC were not surprised by that and understand the daunting task of being an educator and decided to step up and help out local school teachers and students.
During November and December, NTFC’s school supplies drive collected $450 worth of school supplies contributed by union members and others in the university community. NTFC matched the $450 in school supplies such as binders, notebooks, crayons, highlighters, flash drives and more.
Kay Emmert, president, and Dennis Dullea, Head Steward, presented the supplies last Monday, December 18th to three local schools: MLK Elementary, Wiley Elementary and Urbana Adult Education. The teachers and administrators expressed their gratitude.
Arlene Anderson, the director of Urbana Adult Education, followed via email with a kind thank you note:
On behalf of Urbana Adult Education Center (UAEC), I would like to Thank You for wonderful donation of school supplies and the much needed color printer. We have large numbers of students who attend our classes and are in need of paper, pencils, markers, notebooks, etc. We are so appreciative to receive these items and want you to know how grateful we are, especially during this holiday season.
From NTFC to everyone who generously contributed to this very successful school supplies drive: THANK YOU!